LEXINGTON, N.C. — An Iraq war veteran with PTSD said his employer’s compromise on allowing him to have his service dog at work is not enough.
Ray Kirby, a licensed practical nurse, wants to have Doc, a golden retriever, by his side while working at the Brian Center nursing home. We first brought you the story on Tuesday.
Kirby met with his managers on Wednesday. Kirby recorded the meeting on his phone and played it back for FOX8′s Sheeka Strickland.
“While the dog is going to be allowed–you can bring the dog–we’re not going to allow the dog to be in the building. You can bring Doc, and Doc can stay outside or wherever you want Doc to be but not in resident care areas or inside the building,” a manager said.
Doc helps Kirby manage his PTSD, specifically by calming him down when he gets worked up. However, if Doc is outside, Kirby said that means Doc can’t help him that much.